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Re: Performance Stats Deceive
Relying on horsepower stats vs. torque stats (as the recent string indicates)
is a common error. The second most common error is obsessing on 0-60 times.
Audi clearly ignores these numbers when it sets gear ratios (as it should).
My '91 90quattro 20V has a feeble 0-60 time (something like 9+ sec), but
that is because 2nd gear only gets you to about 50-55, and the 2-to-3 shift
necessary to get to 60 kills momentum. [Is it my imagination, or is there a
huge gap between 2nd and 3rd?]
Most cars with great 0-60 times are getting there in 2nd gear.